Grove Hall Park

Photo of kids planning with a map, phones, laptopsPhoto credit: Erina Keefe

The Trust for Public Land is helping residents of Boston’s Grove Hall neighborhood transform a prominently situated vacant lot into a new park, through a partnership with the Boston Parks & Recreation Department and Boston Department of Neighborhood Development.

Identified by our Climate-Smart Cities™ Decision Support Tool as a high priority location for mitigating increasingly intense summer heat, the project site adjoins Jeremiah E. Burke High School, the Grove Hall branch of the Boston Public Library, the BCYF Senior Center, and a local shopping plaza. Accordingly, the new park will touch the daily lives of many of the 12,579 people who live within a 10-minute walk of the site.

To ensure the new park meets community needs, we are conducting deep community engagement, undertaking a participatory design process, and planning interim site activations. The City will then complete design development and build the park, which will take about 3-5 years.

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